The National Guideline Alliance (NGA) launched successfully on 1 April 2016, following a tender award by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to the RCOG.
The NGA delivers the NICE contract as a multi-specialty guideline development centre, with a diverse topic portfolio across women and children’s health, mental health, cancer and social care. The NGA represents significant growth in the RCOG as a knowledge organisation, working on behalf of other professions to develop robust, evidence based guidelines aimed at the continual improvement of patient care and services.
Since its inception, the NGA has expanded its portfolio through work with other organisations, providing training in aspects of guideline development, systematic reviewing and health economic analysis.
The NGA works with an number of partners, internally in the RCOG and externally with other organisations:
Gary Waltham, Senior Director
Moira Mugglestone, Director
The NGA has over 50 staff and is structured into five business areas:
- Systematic Reviewing
- Health Economics
- Information Science
- Project Management
- Business Support